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a funeral of a 15-year-old girl hadiya pendleton shot and killed not far from the obama home. she performed at the inauguration. the president sent a personal note to the family promising he will work hard to end the senseless violence. what's the status of gun control legislation which we know he'll talk about? >> one thing you'll see him mention is hadiya in the state of the union tuesday night and whole democrats will bring victims of gun violence into the chamber as guests tuesday including gabby giffords and it appears a consensus is starting to develop over the idea of expanding universal background checks even if you buy one at gun shows where it will be more difficult. it looks like the assault weapons ban is running into resistance even from democrats in the senate and there will be a big fight over whether or not to limit those high-capacity gun magazines where you see the focus of the fight going forward. >> the president is also going to be talking about taxes and looming across-the-board budget cuts. we're only weeks away from the sequester. >> coming march 1st and democrats wi
attending the funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. her death further fueling the gun control debate. >>> and actor steven seagal is helping to train members of joe arpaio's so-called posse in the hopes of preventing future school shootings. the training uses rellistic scenarios including a school with kids taking part. >>> finally, people in the streets of rio de janeiro. one of the biggest parties in brazil. lots of costumes, dancing, just parades, floats, just your typical day of carnival. >>> time now for the weather and over to ginger zee in boston. ginger. >> good morning to you, ron. let's get a check of that big storm out in the west, and on the northern side you have the blizzard warnings. on the southern side the severe weather potential from east texas all the way through alabama, louisiana, arkansas, you're in there, and you have a shot of really heavy rain up to five inches possible in some places. and there are already flood watches and warnings in eight states. i'll leave you with a look across the nation going from the whole coast, the west coast a little cool behind
at the funeral for 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. the emotional service running nearly four hours. >> i wish we could see her beautiful smile again. >> because she will always be with us. >> reporter: and a mother in pain, stood strong. determined to halt gun violence. >> no mother. no father. should ever have to experience this. >> reporter: days before she became a national symbol to end gun violence, the standout student performed at the president's inauguration festivities. but hadiya's bright future came to a sudden end. she was one of more than 40 people murdered in chicago last month, the bloodiest january this city has seen in a decade. in a handwritten note to her family, president obama vowed to work to end this senseless violence. and the president has invited more than 100 victims of gun violence and their families to attend next week's state of the union address. the first lady also met with about 30 of hadiya's classmates and friends. many here now wondering if all of this attention from the first family will make the streets of chicago safer for their families. david? >> let's ho
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